Grab is entering a new Southeast Asian country with its first venture into Myanmar.
Ride hailing firm Grab, the main South-East Asian rival of Uber Technologies Inc, launched services in Myanmar on Tuesday, expanding operations to a seventh country in the region.
Grab was working with a small group of taxi drivers in a trial in Yangon, the biggest city, and would scale up gradually, the company said in a statement. Grab is already operating in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The expansion into Myanmar comes as authorities there are trying to improve its public transport system, having for the first time introduced regular bus lines, timetables and salaries for drivers.